Jesse Dwayne Brown – Internet Predator – Busted!

Sex predators in online chat rooms who think they’re talking to children might just be having a conversation with an undercover police officer.

That’s something Jesse Dwayne Brown, 46, of Binghamton, N.Y., found out the hard way, according to police.

Brown is the latest in a series of men charged by Barrett Township police in an ongoing effort to catch those who use the Internet to sexually victimize children.

Officer Ryan Venneman since last November has been operating a fake MySpace chat room account, posing as a 14-year-old girl.

“I would not start a conversation with any person unless they spoke with me first,” Venneman said.

Men have contacted and had graphic conversations with this “girl,” telling her how much they want to meet her in person and have sex. Since February, seven out-of-towners have traveled to Barrett Township to meet “her” and been arrested by police lying in wait.

Brown, who has three children, ages 11 to 16, and two stepchildren, ages 6 and 16, is the seventh.

Brown is charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, obscene and other sexual materials and performances, illegal contact with a minor, possessing an instrument of a crime, indecent assault, corrupting a minor, criminal solicitation and criminal attempt.

He was arraigned Friday before Mountainhome Magisterial District Judge John Whitesell and placed in Monroe County Correctional Facility under $75,000 bail. He will appear before Whitesell at a future date for a preliminary hearing, at which point the judge will decide if there’s enough evidence to send Brown’s case to trial in county court.

Among the six others arrested since February and awaiting trial are defendants who come from as far away as Rhode Island, New York and Maryland.A police affidavit gives the following account in Brown’s case:

On June 16, Brown made contact with Venneman, who was posing as a 14-year-old girl named “Kayla,” in the MySpace chat room.

Brown began talking to Kayla, and during the next several months told her in graphic detail what he wanted to do to her sexually.

He told her he wanted to marry her on one occasion and showed her sexually explicit photos on another occasion.

Across the rest of the state, the Child Predator Unit under the Attorney General’s Office has agents posing undercover in online chat rooms. Between its inception last year and September, the Child Predator Unit charged 89 people with Internet-related sexual offenses.

Published in: on December 22, 2007 at 2:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

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